Great idea for a thread!
I am not sure that I am considered plus size or not. I am 5'8 and weigh about 190 at the moment. My heaviest I have ever been was 235. I am fit and active, for the most part. I had a surgery that put me down for the count for about 2 1/2 months right at the beginning of the holidays. I had been down to 182 before them, but inactivity and all the yummy food that kept showing up added on several annoying pounds.
I'd like to add that I suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. When I look in the mirror, I don't see me. I attached a picture of me, I know that it isn't a full body shot, but to give you all an idea. I have adult acne that is reasonably under control, but I don't look in the mirror and see what is in that picture. I see scars and bumps and zits. Plus, I don't see myself any different now that I weigh 190 than I did when I weighed 235.
I am in the midst of getting back on track with my weight and my body image. I am trying to look in the mirror and pick out something positive on a regular basis and trying real hard not to have it be my eyes, because my eyes aren't fat.
My daily life includes tons of activity, I am a mom of 2, work 3 days a week and volunteer at a Shire ranch another day. Today, I trimmed my filly's feet. I am not fast, so that took a while. Great work out for the butt and thighs though. I know why most of the farriers have really cute butts. LOL! Then we worked on lunging for about a half hour, then I rode her for a few minutes. Plus, I cleaned house, hung up blinds, laundry and all the other stuff I squeezed in in between the rest that I can't even remember.
I eat pretty healthy. I try to eat out of our garden as much as possible. I don't keep candy or soda on regular basis. I say regular, because at the moment I have both. Not for me, for the kids because of Valentine's. I found out that I have a underactive thyroid, and started meds that helped me loose 14 pounds about 6 months ago.
My goal, short term, back to 180. Long term, I'd love to see 150, but will be happy, hopefully with 165.
I will be back here on a regular basis to try to keep me accountable.
Hope to help encourage, give support and receive it!
Hugs to all ~ Anita